Evolutionary Computation for the Topological Design of Framed Buildings

Created by W.Langdon from gp-bibliography.bib Revision:1.4420

  author =       "Dave Shaw and John Miles and Alex Gray",
  title =        "Evolutionary Computation for the Topological Design of
                 Framed Buildings",
  booktitle =    "Proceedings of the 2005 ASCE International Conference
                 on Computing in Civil Engineering",
  year =         "2005",
  editor =       "Lucio Soibelman and Feniosky Pena-Mora",
  address =      "Cancun, Mexico",
  month =        jul # " 12-15",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1061/40794(179)55",
  abstract =     "Building design is a multi-disciplinary process. The
                 range of choices faced by the design team is vast and,
                 given the time constraints that usually apply in the
                 commercial world and the cognitive limitations of the
                 human brain, the solutions reached by designers can be
                 considered as no more than satisfying. Several research
                 teams have been working on the development of
                 techniques to assist building designers and help them
                 locate good areas of the search space. The most
                 promising techniques to date have used genetic
                 algorithms as the search engine with parametric
                 representations of the building and its properties.
                 This approach has limited the designs that can be
                 considered to buildings with regular column grids and
                 rectangular floor plates. While regular column grids
                 are commonplace, very few buildings are rectangular,
                 especially in the Europe where construction sites are
                 often based on ancient, irregular boundaries. This
                 paper therefore describes a development of the above
                 work using genetic programming rather than genetic
                 algorithms as the search engine. This allows the use of
                 a graph based form of representation, rather than
                 parameters which coupled to additional features using a
                 plane sweep algorithm allows the algorithm to produce
                 building topologies for non-rectangular floor plates.",
  notes =        "c2005 ASCE",

Genetic Programming entries for Dave Shaw John C Miles W Alex Gray